Bil Browning

Florida County Is Almost Bigot Free

Filed By Bil Browning | May 26, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: ACLU, ACLU Florida, Florida, George Griffin, human rights ordinance

"It's taken a long time and a great deal of work but we're pleased these important protections are now the law of the land in Volusia. Our supporters, and especially Councilmember Josh Wagner who sponsored the ordinance, deserve credit for seeing this process through. There's still a long way to go on the path to full equality and real nondiscrimination, but this is a great milestone and represents continued progress for the Volusia community."

-- George Griffin, President of the Volusia-Flagler Chapter of ACLU of Florida, after the Volusia County Council approved a human rights ordinance banning discrimination in employment, housing, or places of public accommodation like restaurants or bars on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The measure passed 6-1; no one spoke in opposition.

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